Our religious traditions all remind us of our responsibility to care for the earth as a precious gift. If we want to protect life on earth, we must move quickly to renewable energy and leave most of our coal, oil and gas in the ground. Instead, Australia is one of the most carbon-intensive economies in the world.
While we all want to see sound public policies implemented more quickly, as an individual we can take effective action now by aligning our finances with our faith to protect the planet. As members, beneficiaries and customers of institutional investors such as super funds, banks and insurance companies, each of us can play a powerful role in moving Australia's economy out of fossil fuels and into clean energy. To find out more information on how to take individual action click here.
We may also be able to influence a religious institution to which we belong to align their finances with their faith to protect the planet. Just as individuals are members of super funds, banks and insurance companies, faith institutions also play a role in moving Australia's economy into clean energy. To find our more information on how to take collective action click here.
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